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and the united states, the governor of libya, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states. than heavily armed mob sters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. president obama was asked about the relationship we jipt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and by definition as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally. >> the president has been very clear. everybody has understand, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change in the nature of our relationship. obviously, the president had a conversation with president morsi. it's the responsibility of the egyptian government, of as a host, to protect facilities including our ow
. in the days since the attack, so many libyans, including the ambassador from libya to the united states, who is with us today, have expressed their sorrow and their solidarity. one young woman, her head covered and her eyes haunted with sadness, held up a hand-written sign that said, thugs and killers don't represent benghazi, nor islam. the president of the palestinian authority who worked closely with chris sent me a letter remembering his energy and integrity and deploring, and i quote, an act of ugly terror. many others from across the middle east and north africa have offered similar sentiments. this has been a difficult week. for the state department, and for our country. we have seen the heavy assault on our posts in benghazi, that took the lives of those brave men. we have seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful, internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. and it is totally unacceptable. the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator
counts of attempted murder. >>> the united states is fighting pr campaign in pakistan. ads are running denouncing the anti islamic film that sparked protests. security forces trying to keep crowds of protesters from reaching the united states embassy. the united states government wants people to know that it doesn't support the film. the state department is spending about $70,000 on the ad, violence related to the film has left about 30 people dead in seven countries >>> two years after the president ordered the surge in afghanistan the hat of the troops have left the country. officials say the withdrawal, there are 68,000 american forces left in the war zone. the number of united states forces in afghanistan peaked at about 101,000 last year. troops have been slowly leaving the country over the past several months. >>> in the health alert students at carroll community college are left scratching their heads, it's that itchy paranoia after bed bugs were found. e-mail was sent out warning the 11,000 about the pests, administrators quash toned a classroom where it was found. . they are t
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ cheers and applause ] >> that smile on her face, and we have a camera, our own special camera, watching behind the podium. look what happened. she's going off stage, and there waiting for her is her astronaut husband. there he is, mark kelly, former commander and astronaut. what a hug that was. you know, i had a chance to meet with them earlier today because i spent time with her earlier. i think everyone could see, how hard she's been working, how much stronger she is. >> there was so much determination in her face and so much joy when she finished. giving a lot of joy to this crowd, firing them up right now, much like michele obama did two nights ago, president clinton last night, as character witnesses for barack obama, bringing them inside the white house. bailing out the auto companies and here's account he summed that up. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you, but i think you already know, that i watch it up close. bravery resides in
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the president of the united states. >> obama on offense. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> the president and his party make their pitch. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> ask osama bin laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago? >>> this man has passion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> did obama convince voters that he deserves to be rehired? with less than two months to go, what will define the final sprint and break this election deadlock? >> we'll our headliner paul ryan. >> we'll win this debate. >>> plus, mayor cory booker and rand paul join our powerhouse roundtable. george will, roberts and paul krugman. >>> hello again. conventions are done. debates are coming. new polls show a bit of a bounce for democrats. but friday's mee owe kerr's jobs report may be camp that down. >> when our opponent says that our nation is in this decline, they are dead wrong. this is a
in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep jerky with what he believed was a bar, walked away and then planned to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. according to court papers he prepared a book report saying osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. this superpower killed millions of people. the teenager grew up and still lived with his parents on this quiet block in illinois today. parents did not want to answer questions. >> you have no message to get across? >>. >> reporter: and his fear is on emotional wreck and describes him as confused -- >>> thank you so much alex perez reporting from chicago tonight. and we move next to the presidential election, 50 days until "your voice your vote." last week the president was
that film. even though the movie was produced in the united states t government wants the country to know it doesn't support the film's message. >>> this morning 700 u.s. soldiers are on their way back home from afghanistan. it's the last troop surge to leave the country. 77,000 troops went to afghanistan in 2009 to stabilize the country and build up afghan security forces. there are still about 68,000 american troops based in that country. >>> pilots of american airlines are hit to go picket lines. dozens marched outside chicago's o'hare airport yesterday. pilots have canceled more than 300 flights and the airline is cutting 1% to 2% of flights till the end of october. >>> happening now, people all over the country are lining up outside apple stores to get the new iphone. this was in chicago. we are 3 and a half hours to go till the iphone 5 officially goes on sale. some analysts think apple could sell they think more than 10 million phones by monday. linda is live outside the verizon store. how long have those people been camping there? >> reporter: a long time. mary and jason, you ever
of the united states drinking iced tea and chomping on nicorette. ah. >> did you offer him a cigarette? >> i did not. i did not. he -- nor did he ask for one. >> by that time i quit smoking but, you know, i was making sure he had an ashtray, you know, you know, he had a sip of wine so i'm feeling fairly optimistic. >> reporter: as days go by a blizzard of paper between two, counternumbers and looks close, a combination of tax cuts and government programs and tax increases. a magic formula. so what happens? well, 12 days before the deadline, the president makes a phone call to boehner asking for still more revenue, $400 billion. was it a question or was it a demand? it blows the deal sky high and in the end, it comes down to he said/he said. >> i want to be very emphatic here, at no point did i say, john, take it or leave it. >> his position is he was not saying, i have to have it, he was saying, i want you to consider it. >> no, no, no, no. hold on. no, no, no, no, no. i need $400 billion more revenue. i need. >> reporter: boehner is livid and worried about the fractious rebels in the tea party.
stevens. chris won friends for the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tirnt. >> reporter: she spoke of all those lost when the benghazi consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaved two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to makes sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so, we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and martha, as you know, the reason for all of that conce
the greatest cluster which has occurred, certainly, in the united states, that i'm aware of. >> reporter: so far, eight people have come down with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rodents burrowed into tents. now, a second campsite in tuolomne. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolomne visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they quickly give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. and tourists are worried. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is by breathing in particles of mouse feces and fluid. and it has to be an inclosed area, somewhere where there's not a lot of ventilation. >> r
numbers, they say the democrats are all talk. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> convention cheers rang out in charlotte. the latest jobs report numbers were sobering news. >> after the party last night , the hangover today. >> reporter: the labor market lost momentum adding 96,000 jobs, down from 141,000 in july, the unemployment rate fell, too, 8.1%. candidate, mitt romney, was quick to react at a rally in iowa. >> 95,000 i believe net new jobs created and almost 400,000 people dropped out of the work force all together. it's simply unmanageable. >> reporter: president obama and vice president joe biden gave their own interpretation of the numbers. >> after losing 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business added jobs for the 30th month in a row. that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> reporter: one thing still appears to ring true from the speech. >> went you pick up the ballot to vote, it will be a choice between two different paths for america. >> reporter: perhaps two different paths but t
-- looks like it will stay away from the united states. bermuda looks to be in its path. in terms of the wet weather for today, scattered showers will prevail this morning and going into the afternoon a this trend will keep through thursday and we will have a little drying time. but this is what your hour by hour looks like for today. 10, 77 degrees. won't reach 80 until later. and the drier moves in by friday. >>> we will talk about a labor of love on labor day weekend. handy seafood attempted to beat the previous world record to the largest crab cake at the state fair. so they did it. the old record was 253. this year's crab weighed in over 300 pounds. cooking started at 2 in the morning and it was ready by noon. crab cake sandwiches were served and sold for $8 with the proceeds helping 4hers. look at that giant crab cake. >> made national news this week. >>> a father grateful to be home from the battle front -- >> you have to see this great storey. we will take you along for a ride as a dad comes home from afghanistan. >>> thanks for joining us on this labor day morning. these
by united states troops to squash the taliban is finally over according to defense officials. they say the last of several hundred troops that were part of the 2009 troop surge have left the country. you may remember in 2009 the president ordered 33,000 additional troops to afghanistan to stabilize the country so u.s. and international traders could develop some sense of security with the afghan forces there. >>> you want the new iphone 5? get in line. fans are doing it today because the iphone goes on sale. an across the country, people have gone mad trying to get their hands on it. linda is live at a verizon store this morning to tell us what people are saying. >> reporter: there are about five people waiting in line here, the first mom and son here since 1:00 this morning. we are getting our first glimpse at the iphone 5. the manager has it right here in his hands. i have my iphone 4 so we can compare the difference. so what's different? >> it's thinner, lighter and faster with the lte network on verizon wireless. >> reporter: it has a bigger screen? >> it's longer, 4 inches as oppo
. >> the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. there is no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike, enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of ti
have a campaign that is tied with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may win the race. and after the release of a secret tape, the held of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> is he in denial? >> i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy tonight. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule, in colorado tonight, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's tak faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted ann romney's comments a few days ago. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in a ring. >> reporter: and that provided fodder for "saturday night live." >> that's why running a republican campaign is so hard. if you're a de
of this mexican prison, 129 inmates, are free after a daring escape just three miles from the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert and residents of the sleepy border city have been warned to call police if they see strangers. mexican prosecutors say the escapees, including many members of violent drug cartels, dug a tunnel through the prisos workshop. while a great escape through a tunnel may remind you of the "shawshank redemption," in this case it wasn't just one escapee. all 129 squeezed one by one through an opening a few feet wide. they used ropes and electric cables to full them suches to the guard tower where they tied up the guard. next they cut the chain link fence that stood between them and freedom and ran for it. authorities think the tunnel had been around a few months and doubt the inmates dug it without anyone knowing. in fact, police have detained the prison director and a dozen guards suspecting this escape was an "inside job." tonight, mexican special forces working to put the escapees back there. ryan owen, abc news, dallas. >>> now we have
that a candidate for the president of united states would go behind doors to wealthy donors that say americans are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. president obama had his own moment caught on tape at a fund-raiser. in which he said some voters cling to their guns and religion. >> it's not surprising to me that they get bitter. >> reporter: four years later, it's romney explaining his own words, just as the campaign was looking to reboot, after their convention gave them no bounce. and with the president leading in many key battleground states. david muir, abc news, new york. >> the buzz on this story is expected to grow with the release of more video clips. but we're unlikely to see romney today, as he has no public events on his schedule. >>> the other major story we're following is unfolding in afghanistan this morning. the deadliest attacks so far to avenge that american-made film insulting the prophet muhammad. a suicide bomber driving a car filled with explosives, slammed into a minivan with foreign aid workers traveling to kabul's airport. a military islamic gr
forward. >> let us move forward, not back by reelecting barack obama, president of the united states. god bless you all. >>reporter: it's been widely speculated that o'malley is speaking a presidential run in 2016. politico is reporting that later this morning o'malley is set to have breakfast with iowa's delegation to the dnc. as you know, i-wa is one of the states that always holds its caucuses before any other state. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> the 15-year-old accused of shooting a classmate at perry hall is facing a lot of charges. 29 in all. a grand jury handed down the indictment in that case against the man. those charges include nine kounlts of attempted murder, nine kounlts of first-degree assault. he critically injured a 17-year- old. eight other potential victims are >>> parents along with students at perry hall, they want to see some changes at their school to prevent something like this from ever happening again. a community meeting last night brought out hundreds of people. the principle, george roberts listened in and answered questions. the superintendent dr. dallas dan
the greatest cluster which has occurred in the united states that i am aware of. >> reporter: early symptoms, can take up to six weeks to appear, including fatigue, fever, and chills, giving way to coughing and breathing problems as the lungs fill with fluid. the worst part is -- there is no known treatment or cure. >> there is really nothing you can do preemptively if you were exposed to hanta virus. >> reporter: for one of america's oldest and most popular national parks, a serious threat. yosemite's majestic beauty attracts visitors worldwide. now that could mean a worldwide epidemic. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> now to phoenix. imagine looking out your window and seeing this, a giant wall of dust, 2,500 feet high. as abc's neal karlinsky tells us, it's just the beginning of the extreme weather erupting there. >> reporter: the giant dust storm that blanket phoenix late yesterday was so thick, so otherworldly people throughout the city took out their cameras to record it. >> this is insane. look at this thing move. it's just moving quickly. >> reporter: time lapse captures it b
as the president of the united states you basically become almost an equal at that point in time and that race went from seven-point lead to a one-point lead in 48 hours and that's what the challenger was able to do. john kerry won it and took the race to almost even within two days. >> big opportunity for mitt romney this week. >> huge opportunity for mitt romney. he could take this race in the states he's losing right now and change the dynamic of the race just by standing on stage and performing well. >> so much riding on it. this first debate, anywhere between 50 million, 60 million are the stilts. this year more important than ever the early voting that's taking place. >> it's taking place in key states like iowa right now and voters willing watching this. already voting and the best thing about this debate is -- tore these guy, it's the first authentic moment and a while where voters want to tune in and pay attention. not a television ad, not a convention but a real authentic moment they take cues from. >> by election day a third of american voters might have already gone to the poll. >> camp
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>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the next president of the united states of america -- >> mitt's moment. >> you know there's something wrong witht at when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> the challenger makes his case. >> what's missing is leadership in the white house! >>> mr. president, real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> this mab will lift up america. >> now is a moment where we can stand up and say, this is america. >>> today we debate the big convention questions on the biggest stage of his life, did mitt romney seize his chance to connect with voters. will he see a convention bounce or did isaac and clint eastwood upstage his message. >>> as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama convince skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance. we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, jim burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls convention the seventh inning stretch of presidential campaigns. halfway through, where do we stand? >> what a welcome,
-- >> no, it is absolutely true. it take is a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of de
immigrants than any other president in the history of the united states. on the other hand, we have mitt romney who's supporting these very strange ideas of self-deportation. governor romney is not for the dream act. not for students. is the first republican candidate who doesn't support immigration reform. here, you have latinos having to decide between a president who broke a president, on the other hand, they have a candidate who's probably been attacking latinos for a long time. >> you have to stick with economy. as you said, hispanic voters in this country care about the divisions. obama's failures on the immigration reform predate his presidency. george w. bush, the last person to champion immigration reform. barack obama was nowhere. he was not part of the solution. he wasn't part of the coalition trying to do comprehensive reform. but i think that romney has to keep the broader message and try to drive that home. >> melody? >> i don't think that's consistent with the facts for a couple of reasons. one, i was at the white house, my staff was up on the hill working with republicans
. and may god bless these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what is the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this? >> reporter: well, lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to some of the leaders there. telling them, it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis has a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some
of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. romney held an impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes in what i described as a government centered society. it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i am speaking off the cuff in response to a question. and i am sure i could state it more clearly in a more effective way. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, washington. >> i suspect he will be stating it in more different ways for days to come. >> exactly. i am troubled by the fact that if you are elected president, you do have to make -- remarks that are, off the cuff, you have to be pretty diplomatic, you have meetings with heads of state. >> sure. >> and you have to choose your words carefully. so, i think in today's age when you know everything is being videotaped, to sort of say something like that, even to private, private group, private donors, and basically writing off 50% of the country, you intend to lead. it is very troubling a
. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: president obama came to the charlotte arena with several key points he wanted to convey. including that things were different from the jubilance of four years ago. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> reporter: he said there remained much work to do. but the country is on the right track. >> we're getting back to basics. and doing what america's always done best. we are making things again. >> reporter: he jeeringly, sneeringly, suggested mitt romney is not up to being commander in chief. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy in beijing, when you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: and that romney's economic proposals would be a disaster for the middle-class. >> what did bill clinton call it? you do the arithmetic. >> reporter: he saved the soaring orrty for the end of his speech. >> i never said this would be easy. yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer. but we travel it together. we don
, the president of the united states will be here this afternoon visiting with some of isaac's victims. sam? >> always important to make the trip down, especially when folks have had a tough time from a storm like this. one of the most -- i think important moments of the storm. ginger zee is live beside us. not just the flooding. we expected that. we expected the winds. but 44 tornadoes from the system as it moved up through america's heartland. that was an incredible number. >> we don't usually see that many. it's all weekend and continues the severe weather threat. you believe we're stil talking about this guy. it's not isaac anymore. not remnants or leftovers. it means a whole lot of rain in a whole lot of places from the carolinas through atlanta, birmingham today. one to two inches. tomorrow, here's where it gets interesting. everybody is going back to school and work. you get two to three inches from north of philadelphia to boston. i have to leave you with the severe threat today in the south. atlanta, you're included in there. back to sam and lara. >> unbelievable this much of the c
the president as inept. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country conside itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to
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